Images courtesy SOHO (ESA & NASA). Animation by Windows to the Universe staff (Randy Russell).
Rotating Sun with Sunspots
This animation shows sunspots moving across the face of the Sun as the Sun rotates. The animation
weeks during January 2005. If you watch the image, you can see the date changing.
The images were captured by an instrument
(Solar & Heliospheric
Observatory) spacecraft. These images were captured in the
part of the electromagnetic spectrum, so the view is comparable to
what you would see if you could look at the Sun without damaging your eyes.
NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN without taking the right safety precautions!
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